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Epidemiology - Population Dynamics

McGill University

36 months
20972 CAD/year
5604 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Epidemiology - Population Dynamics program at the McGill University may be of interest to students from the natural or quantitative sciences (e.g., microbiology, computer science, statistics, economics, geography), quantitative social sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition).


The Epidemiology - Population Dynamics at the McGill University is a cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty graduate program offered by the Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD) as an option within existing master’s and doctoral programs in the Departments of Sociology, Economics, and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University. 

Students who have been admitted through their home department or faculty may apply for admission to the option. The option is coordinated by the CPD, in partnership with participating academic units.

The programme

Thus, in addition to the rigorous training provided in the Department of EBOH, graduate students who choose this option become Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD) student trainees. This affiliation notably offers opportunities for interdisciplinary research and supervision. 

The option also provides a forum whereby graduate students bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, a weekly seminar series, and informal discussions and networking.

With interdisciplinary research being increasingly important to understanding complex social and biological processes, CPD student trainees benefit from both a strong disciplinary foundation from their departmental affiliations, as well as from the sharing of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries through CPD activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
  • Ph.D. Proposal
  • Principles of Study Design
  • Doctoral Level Epidemiologic Methods
  • Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology
  • Research Design in Health Sciences
  • Sociology of Population
  • Demographic Methods
  • Public Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Labour Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5604 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2802 CAD per semester during 36 months.


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